‘Today’ show reboots with Daly, new studio
NEW YORK – NBC is seeking to reboot the “Today” show by adding Carson Daly, unveiling a new studio set that resembles a “hipster New York City apartment” and a sharper focus gleaned from studies of what viewers and lapsed viewers say they want.
The new look will debut next Monday, and NBC executives offered a studio tour Thursday. But the real work is in the content, and new NBC News President Deborah Turness – just five weeks into her job – has made a “Today” reboot a top priority.
Daly will be stationed in the studio’s new “Orange Room,” where he will provide continual updates on how the show’s stories are trending online and what kind of feedback viewers are offering through social media.
The set’s new anchor desk will be on a revolving platform that lets “Today” personalities look out over fans peering in through the street-side window.